We get what we wish. But the wish has to be strong. If we wish worldly things, we get worldly things. Wishing is such a strong power that it can overcome all the obstacles. I had a very interesting experience of this fact during my stay in U.K. in 1990. It goes like this.
I went to U.K. in April 1990 to attend a three-month course. The course was held in a small beautiful town of Ilkely near Leeds. All the participants were from India. The town provided an excellent environment for walks and we used to walk around as much as was possible within the time available to us. The town was very neat and clean.
One day I got a penny on the road. The desire reappeared and there was another penny on the road. This way I found many pennies during our walks. Suddenly the wish of finding a pound came to mind. In U.K., no one bothers for a penny but a pound is different. In terms of purchasing power, it is almost equivalent to a twenty-rupee note in India.
I told my friends that since the desire is strong, I should find a pound on the road before the expiry of the course. And the search began. While walking, I looked attentively on the road but to no avail. The highest coin I could find was a five-penny coin. The course was coming to an end. Only a few days were left. Our shopping was also concluding. We had started planning our expenditure carefully. And during one of these last days, while I was returning to my campus, I found a pound on the road. The keen desire was fulfilled. Everyone was thrilled and wanted a party. It was arranged but by pooling more money and the pound was donated to the local church.
The moral of the incident is that we get what we wish. That being so, why should we wish for lower things? One should wish for higher things and he will get higher things. And ultimately we become what we wish to become.